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A sign in favor of Proposition 211, which voters passed overwhelmingly in November. The law, requiring new transparency in the sources of funding for political campaigns, is being hailed as a model for other states by advocates, criticized as a threat to free speech by opponents.

It could be months before the impact of Proposition 211 is seen in Arizona, but experts are already hailing the new law aimed at exposing “dark money” in politics as a model for the rest of the nation. Read more»

A sign in favor of Proposition 211, which would require major funders of independent campaign advertising to identify themselves and their donors whose contributions exceed $5,000.

Two Arizona conservative groups are suing to block Proposition 211, dubbed the ‘Voters Right to Know Act” which targets dark money in elections, arguing that it violates the constitutional right to freedom of speech.  Read more»

Arizona voters are poised to overwhelmingly shine a light on campaign contributions, backing a ballot measure that would require disclosure of so-called "dark money" campaign spending by more than a three-to-one margin. Read more»

This is not the first time critics of dark money have tried to pass a proposal requiring major funders of independent advertising campaigns to identify themselves and name their donors.

Proposition 211 - the “Voters Right to Know Act” - would would amend Arizona’s campaign finance law to publicize the millions in “dark money” spending on political ads by groups seeking to influence voters without having to identify themselves. Read more»